Jeanette Ottesen Claims Two Top Seeds on Morning Two in Moscow

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On the second morning in Moscow, Jeanette Ottesen claimed another top seed, this time in the 100 freestyle, with a 53.79. In the 50 butterfly, Ottesen edged Emily Seebhom for the top spot, 26.51 to 26.52.

Katie Meili was the only swimmer to clear 30 in the 50 breaststroke, stopping the clock in 29.81. Daryna Zevina continued to be a backstroke force, securing the top spot in the 100 backstroke by a second and a half. Zevina touched in 57.09.

Anastasiia Kirpichnikova led the way in the 400 freestyle in 4:09.59. Katinka Hosszu (4:11.18) and Hannah Miley (4:11.64) followed.

Hosszu was first to the wall in the 100 IM, finishing in 58.94. Meili also dipped under a minute (59.80).

Bobby Hurley and James Guy finished in 1:47.11 and 1:47.17 to secure the top two 200 freestyle seeds. Guy then led the way in the 100 butterfly with a 50.85.

Kirill Prigoda out touched Felipe Lima 58.73 to 58.74 for the top seed in the 100 breaststroke. Prigoda also secured the top spot in the 200 IM, touching in 1:58.59, a second and a half ahead of the next best swimmer.

While the top five men finished within two tenths of each other in the 50 backstroke, Andrewl Shabasov (23.95), Vladimir Morozov (23.97), and Mitch Larkin (24.02) posted the fastest times of the morning. Morozov is also the second seed in the 50 freestyle (21.54), while Maksim Lobanovskii (21.52) is first headed into finals.

Kilment Kolesnikov swam a 1:55.66 to be the fastest qualifier in the 200 backstroke.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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